AP U.S. History Notes

Freqently Asked Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions on the following topics frequently appear on the “real” exam.  Be sure to understand the concepts behind the terms.

  1. Puritan motive (build a city on a hill, i.e. provide a model)
  2. Motive of those settling Virginia (seek profit)
  3. 1st Great Awakening (Ivy League colleges founded by New Lights)
  4. Deism
  5. Albany Congress, 1754 (Franklin, first attempt to unite colonies – failed)
  6. Legal rights of women (Colonial Era)
  7. Stamp Act / Stamp Congress
  8. Slavery in pre-independence times
  9. Indentured servants (all the rage prior to slavery)
  10. Proclamation of 1763
  11. Articles of Confederation
  12. Bill of Rights (1st 10 Amendments to Constitution, protecting individual liberties, and giving states the powers not directly given to the feds)
  13. Attitude of founding fathers towards political parties (Jeff “We’re all feds, we’re all reps)
  14. Hamilton’s economic plans
  15. Shay’s Rebellion
  16. XYZ Affair
  17. Marbury .v. Madison
  18. Louisiana Purchase – why ? control mouth of Mississippi
  19. Hartford Convention (federal law null & void ??)
  20. Eli Whitney (interchangeable parts to rifle, cotton gin)
  21. Henry Clay’s “American System” (high tariffs, BUS, federal funding of internal improvements)
  22. Monroe Doctrine
  23. Andrew Jackson (Indian removal, veto Congress, opposes nullification, opposes BUS, supports Westward expansion)
  24. Trail of Tears
  25. Nullification, John C. Calhoun, Tariff of Abominations (1828)
  26. Transcendentalists
  27. Ralph Waldo Emerson (stressed individuality, self-reliance)
  28. Wm Lloyd Garrison, “The Liberator” – abolitionist
  29. Harriet Tubman – Underground Railway
  30. Dred Scott .v. Sanford, 1857 (slave is not a citizen, slave is property, Missouri Compromise is dead)
  31. Popular Sovereignty
  32. Kansas-Nebraska Act
  33. Douglas’s Freeport Doctrine (popular sovereignty can exclude slavery anywhere)
  34. Primary cause of Civil War (maintain the union)
  35. Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 – gave North the moral high ground, calculated to win support of Britain & France)
  36. Radical Reconstruction
  37. Compromise of 1877 (ends Reconstruction in South)
  38. Knights of Labor
  39. Dawes Act, 1887 (assimilate Indians into mainstream America = kill tribal identity)
  40. Social Gospel
  41. Populists – farmers’ party, wanted “free silver”
  42. Yellow Press (Hearst, Pulitzer – called for war with Spain.  “Remember the ‘Maine’”)
  43. “New Immigration” – from SE Europe, after Civil War (Gilded Age)
  44. Open Door Policy (open access to China for Am investment)
  45. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington
  46. Muckrakers (Sinclair Lewis, Mother Jones)
  47. Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare (main reason for US joining WWI)
  48. Wilson’s 14 Points (Article X).  Wilson lost vote in Senate ‘cos he wouldn’t compromise on wording.  Senate didn’t want US totally tied to L of N charter)
  49. Bonus Army, 1932 (give us our bonus, now)
  50. 100 Day Congress, New Deal
  51. Civilian Conservation Corps
  52. Cuban Missile Crisis
  53. Brown .v. Board of Education (overturned old Plessy .v. Ferguson)
  54. Sputnik, 1957 ~ arms & space race, & education receives greater emphasis in US
  55. Sit-Ins, 1960, Greensboro, NC (seeking integration of public facilities)
  56. Civil Rights Acts 1960, 1964
  57. Malcolm “X”
  58. Gulf of Tonkin Incident (& Resolution – gave LBJ a free hand to escalate Vietnam War)
  59. Watergate
  60. Tet Offensive, 1968
  61. Camp David Accords (Carter, Begin & Sadat, peace in Middle East)

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